Do you know the difference between carbon zero and carbon neutral?

Do you know the difference between carbon zero and carbon neutral? 640 326 Climatetrade

Carbon Zero

We refer to Carbon Zero when there is no production of carbon emissions from a product or service, meaning that no carbon was emitted from the first moment, so it is not necessary to capture or offset carbon.

For example, a domestic or commercial building that is off-grid, runs entirely on solar energy and uses zero fossil fuels.

Carbon neutral

Being “carbon neutral” means removing as much CO2 from the atmosphere as we emit, meaning having a balance between the carbon emission and the absorption of carbon from the atmosphere.

To achieve carbon neutrality the first thing we must do is reducing our carbon footprint through a change in our consumption habits. 

Your company can also achieve this objective, initially by identifying the critical points in its carbon footprint and then taking action to reduce those emissions.

How to reduce the carbon footprint?

Some actions can be:

  • Keeping energy use to a minimum or switching to renewable energy, which does not produce carbon dioxide.
  • Limit travelling and promote other meeting alternatives, such as videoconference. 
  • Promote electronic communications, reduce paper use and print only when absolutely necessary and try to reuse these prints. 
  • Recycle by properly sorting waste. 

Carbon offsetting

However, in addition to reducing your carbon footprint, to become carbon neutral what you need to do is to offset the emissions that cannot be reduced.

How to achieve this?

We can help you! 

From Climatetrade we want to give everyone the possibility to offset their carbon footprint by supporting sustainable projects that help mitigate the effects of climate change or those that directly have a positive impact on the environment.

We offer you a simple way to offset your carbon footprint, through carbon credits, supporting environmental projects around the world, mainly in emerging countries, with the aim of balancing their own carbon footprints, expressed in tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.